Events

The Law and Liberty Conference, 2019 || NLSIU, Bangalore

Event Date: 23 Nov To 24 Nov 2019; Time: 10:00 AM onwards
Venue: Allen and Ovary Hall, National Law School of India University, Bangalore

About the Program

Each year, the Centre for Civil Society (CCS) organises the Law and Liberty Conference (LLC). The conference highlights emerging concerns in the domain of individual liberty, and the legal and regulatory frameworks which enable the flourishing of a liberal society.

The conferences aim to provide a platform for liberal perspectives on legal concerns, develop a liberal critique of the extant juridical discourse and to build a network of legal practitioners, scholars and students to promote the cause of liberty. Previous conferences have discussed issues of judicial activism, property rights, and perspectives on liberty in a digitized India. With the easing of regulatory policy, the Indian market is opening to larger multinational players. Regulatory authorities now face the task of ensuring fair competition in this changing playing field.

Venue: Allen and Ovary Hall, National Law School of India University, Bangalore

Theme: Legal Foundations of a Free Society

  • Selected participants will be notified within a week after the application deadline.
  • Selected top entries will be offered travel grants and given the opportunity to present their researched abstracts at the Conference.
  • The application fees is INR 1000/-
  • The fee will cover overheads, refreshments, folders, and the networking lunches. The fee does not cover accommodation and arrangements for the same have to be made for the participants themselves.
  • The fee is payable upon selection, and can be made online, details of which will be communicated to selected participants.

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Course Schedule


DAY 1 | 23 November 2019

  • 08:30 - 10:00 | Registration
  • 10:00 - 11:00 | Opening Address
  • 11:00 - 11:30 | Break
  • 11:30 - 12:00 | Student Presentations on Panel I
  • 12:00 - 14:00 | Panel I – Bankruptcy Law in India
  • 14:00 - 15:00 | Lunch
  • 15:00 - 16:30 | Session I – Rules of the Game: An Introduction to Institutions
  • 16:30 - 17:00 | Break
  • 17:00 - 17:30 | Student Presentation on Panel II
  • 17:30 - 19:30 | Panel II – Legal Hurdles for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

DAY 2 | 24 November 2019

  • 10:00 - 10:30 | Recap of Day 1
  • 10:30 - 12:00 | Session II – The Politics of Romance: Public Choice
  • 12:00 - 13:00 | Lunch
  • 13:00 - 13:30 | Student Presentations on Panel III
  • 13:30 - 15:30 | Panel III – Judicial Efficiency: Improving our Access to Justice
  • 15:30 - 16:00 | Break
  • 16:00 -18:00 | Keynote Address
  • 18:00 - 19:00 | Certificate Ceremony & Closing
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Registration

Application Fees: 1,000/- (which shall cover food and course materials for the entire duration of the program.) [Limited merit-based scholarships are avaliable]
Application Deadline: 3rd November 2019
Conference Dates: 23rd-24th November, 2019

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For details contact: Sourya Banerjee (sourya@ccs.in).

CCS Introductory Course in Public Policy ‘ipolicy’ [Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore]

Event Date: 28 Sep To 29 Sep 2019; Time: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Venue: Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore

Register now for iPolicy for Young Leaders Program

Centre for Civil Society (CCS) has been ranked amongst the top 60 think tanks in the world (and amongst the top 3 from India) by the University of Pennsylvania's highly acclaimed annual Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) report, for the past 5 years.

About the Program

  • Have you ever wondered what makes a policy work?
  • Have you thought about the reason for India still being poor?
  • Have you ever questioned what the role of the government should be?

Explore these questions at ipolicy for young leaders- a 2-day certificate course in Public Policy organised by India's leading thinktank Centre for Civil Society in four cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore.

ìpolicy is an introductory course in Public Policy. The course involves a variety of interactive learning methods including dynamic games, talks, dialogues, and documentaries, designed to provide participants with opportunities to explore and share ideas about policy-based solutions to social problems from a liberal perspective.

Only 30 best applications would be selected for the course! Applications are open for all college students and young professionals.

Goals of ìpolicy:

  • To create a fun, open, and respectful environment where everyone is encouraged to think critically about social, economic, and political issues.
  • To evoke in participants a passionate inquiry into their own values and role in creating a good society.
  • To equip participants with fundamental concepts of political economy and sound public policy to enable them to understand the root cause of current challenges and effectively advocate for policy solutions through their current work and future professions.
  • To plug participants into a global network of opportunities to propel their intellectual growth, make personal connections and access resources to help them advance their vision of a free society.

We have conducted this same program across premier institutions in India like ISB Hyderabad, FMS Delhi, NLS Bangalore, IIM Kozhikode, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Bombay, Delhi School of Economics and many more.

Eligibility

Who Can Apply?

College students, young professionals, development leaders under the age of 30

Fee Details: Rs. 2,000/-
(Includes course material and lunch on both days)

Program Dates Venue, City Application Deadline  
14-15 September 2019 New Delhi 31 August 2019
21-22 Septmeber 2019 Hyderabad 01 September 2019
28-29 Septmeber 2019 Bangalore 14 September 2019
Shilanjini Bhattacharya, TISS Mumbai
"ìpolicy has enabled me to critically examine the present perspectives I inhabit regarding policy design and policy implication. It has inspired me to gain a holistic understanding of markets and their ways of working in the policy domain."

Shilanjini Bhattacharya, TISS Mumbai

Evita Rodriguez, FLAME Pune
"I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity, it has provided insight, fresh ideas and a liberal perspective. I learnt a lot both from interaction with facilitators and peers. I was encouraged to think more critically, ask more questions and discouraged from accepting things on face value. I think my approach to policy formulation has changed a great deal in terms of how I now perceive institutions, trade, incentives, public interest and govt intervention."

Evita Rodriguez, FLAME Pune

Shreya Rangarajan, TISS Hyderabad
"Textbooks provide a very one-dimensional and theoretical approach to issues. Ipolicy definitely showed the current trends interms of the practice approach and introduced me to new perspectives and ways of looking at issues. The most important thing is that in each session, we did not just stop with identifying the problem but also came together to formulate possible solutions to the same."

Shreya Rangarajan, TISS Hyderabad

Baithak: Conversations in Policy

Event Date: 15 Sep 2019; Time: 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Venue: Dialogues Cafe, J P Nagar, Bengaluru

What?

Last year at CCS Academy, we curated a platform for CCS alumni, young students and professionals to engage in themes and discussions around public policy; now popularly called Baithak: Conversations in Policy. Baithaks follow an open group discussion format where the speaker is also the moderator of the debate, the principal guide and the facilitator of free flow of information among all the participants.

About Nayantara Ranganathan

Nayantara Ranganathan is a researcher and lawyer interested in the politics and culture of technologies. She works at the Internet Democracy Project, on programs related to freedom of expression, surveillance, net neutrality and the gendered use of the internet. She conceptualised and executed with a colleague, Gendering Surveillance, a project on exposing the gendered nature of surveillance in the Indian context. She has been working with groups in India to explore how digital technologies are affecting fights for social justice. She is the co-founder of ad.watch, a project on political advertising and its impact on democracy.
Twitter handle - @neintara

Why?

The idea of Baithak is to give a platform to all CCS graduates and potential course participants to come together for a discussion on contemporary socio-cultural and economic issues in the presence of prominent voices from the liberal movement in India. Its objective is to create a knowledge ecosystem, impacting the policy space in India at large.

When and where?

Topic: Ruling and Contested Imaginations of Data Sovereignty in India
Date: Sep 15th, 2019
Time: 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Venue: Dialogues Cafe, J P Nagar, Bengaluru

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For details contact: Manasa Pidatala (Manasa Pidatala)

Baithak: Conversations in Policy

Event Date: 01 Sep 2019; Time: 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Venue: Dialogues Cafe, J P Nagar, Bengaluru

What?

Last year at CCS Academy, we curated a platform for CCS alumni, young students and professionals to engage in themes and discussions around public policy; now popularly called Baithak: Conversations in Policy. Baithaks follow an open group discussion format where the speaker is also the moderator of the debate, the principal guide and the facilitator of free flow of information among all the participants.

About Anupam Manur

Anupam Manur is an Assistant Professor at the Takshashila Institution. He was previously working as a Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore, after completing his Masters in International Business (Economics) from Lancaster University.
His research interests lie at the intersection of economics, technology, and public policy. He is currently working on platform economics, India's ongoing jobs crisis, digital payments, and the New World Order. He has published several editorials in the Mint, Financial Express, The Hindu, NDTV, Scroll, Deccan Herald, Bloomberg Quint, AsiaGlobal Online and others. He has also edited three books under the Takshashila Institution Press.

Why?

The idea of Baithak is to give a platform to all CCS graduates and potential course participants to come together for a discussion on contemporary socio-cultural and economic issues in the presence of prominent voices from the liberal movement in India. Its objective is to create a knowledge ecosystem, impacting the policy space in India at large.

When and where?

Topic: The Role of Markets in Environmental Conservation
Date: Sep 01st, 2019
Time: 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Venue: Dialogues Cafe, J P Nagar, Bengaluru

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For details contact: Manasa Pidatala (Manasa Pidatala)

Baithak: Conversations in Policy

Event Date: 31 Aug 2019; Time: 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Venue: A-69, Hauz Khas, New Delhi (CCS Office)

What?

Last year at CCS Academy, we curated a platform for CCS alumni, young students and professionals to engage in themes and discussions around public policy; now popularly called Baithak: Conversations in Policy. Baithaks follow an open group discussion format where the speaker is also the moderator of the debate, the principal guide and the facilitator of free flow of information among all the participants.

About Shruti Rajagopalan

Shruti Rajagopalan is Associate Professor of Economics at the State University of New York, Purchase College and a Fellow at the Classical Liberal Institute at NYU School of Law. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics, in 2013, from George Mason University. Dr. Rajagopalan's broad area of interest is the economic analysis of comparative legal and political systems.
Her research interests specifically include law and economics, public choice theory, and constitutional economics. Besides writing opinion editorials on Indian political economy in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Mint, The Hindu BusinessLine, and The Indian Express, Dr. Rajagopalan also writes on various policy aspects for the fortnightly column called The Impartial Spectator in Mint.

Why?

The idea of Baithak is to give a platform to all CCS graduates and potential course participants to come together for a discussion on contemporary socio-cultural and economic issues in the presence of prominent voices from the liberal movement in India. Its objective is to create a knowledge ecosystem, impacting the policy space in India at large.

When and where?

Topic: India's State Capacity
Date: 31 August 2019
Time: 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Venue: A-69, Hauz Khas, New Delhi (CCS Office)

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For details contact: Shivang Raina (Shivang Raina)